Placement Exams

Some Wellesley departments offer "placement exams" or "exemption exams" which will let you demonstrate the level of your knowledge coming into Wellesley. Follow the links below to find important information about what these exams are and when to take them. Please read this information carefully. The required Math placement questionnaire, and the optional placement exams in French, Italian, Latin, and Russian are offered online over the summer, and you can reach them directly from the Entering Student Checklist in MyWellesley. An online exam in Music, required of students who plan to study performance music, is also available.  Except for Math, these online exams will be available until you arrive on campus for Orientation, although it is best to take them as soon as possible. 

Other exams are offered during Orientation, after you arrive on campus, and you can sign up for them by clicking on the link for Placement Exam Signup in the Entering Student Checklist in MyWellesley. Follow the links below for other important information about these exams, and guidance about which ones to consider taking.  Please be aware that the Honor Code governs all exams that you take at Wellesley, including any online placement tests you may take this summer.  This means that we are trusting you to follow the directions for each exam faithfully, to do your own work, and to refrain from sharing information about the exam after you take it (since other students may not have taken it yet). 

After August 1, please check here for information about how you will learn the results of your placement exams.